Narrative Landmines: Rumors, Islamist Extremism, and the Struggle for Strategic Influence

by Bernardi, Daniel Leonard

Rutgers University Press | March 1, 2012 | Kobo Edition (eBook)

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Narrative Landmines explores how rumors fit into and extend narrative systems and ideologies, particularly in the context of terrorism, counter-terrorism, and extremist insurgencies.  Beyond face-to-face communication, this book also addresses the role of new and social media in the creation and spread of rumors. Its concern is to foster a more sophisticated understanding of how oral and digital cultures work alongside economic, diplomatic, and cultural factors that influence the struggles between states and non-state actors in the proverbial battle of hearts and minds.  By providing fresh data from Singapore, Iraq, and Indonesia, the authors make a compelling argument for understanding rumors in these contexts as “narrative IEDs”, weapons that can aid the extremist cause.

 

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Published: March 1, 2012

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0813553229

ISBN - 13: 9780813553221

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Kobo eBookNarrative Landmines: Rumors, Islamist Extremism, and the Struggle for Strategic Influence

Narrative Landmines: Rumors, Islamist Extremism, and the Struggle for Strategic Influence

by Bernardi, Daniel Leonard

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: March 1, 2012

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0813553229

ISBN - 13: 9780813553221

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Narrative Landmines explores how rumors fit into and extend narrative systems and ideologies, particularly in the context of terrorism, counter-terrorism, and extremist insurgencies.  Beyond face-to-face communication, this book also addresses the role of new and social media in the creation and spread of rumors. Its concern is to foster a more sophisticated understanding of how oral and digital cultures work alongside economic, diplomatic, and cultural factors that influence the struggles between states and non-state actors in the proverbial battle of hearts and minds.  By providing fresh data from Singapore, Iraq, and Indonesia, the authors make a compelling argument for understanding rumors in these contexts as “narrative IEDs”, weapons that can aid the extremist cause.